Sports

Clippers fall to Skippers, 6-2, in marquee D-I softball showdown

Defending state champions remain unbeaten at 5-0; Cumberland falls to 4-2
CUMBERLAND – It’s highly unusual to see eight unearned runs in a game between two of the state’s top high school softball teams, but that’s exactly how many runs were scored in Thursday night’s... more

Pawtucket Tennis co-op boys’ team debuts

Shea, Tolman, JMW players make up 12-man roster
PAWTUCKET – With low numbers in boys’ tennis this year, Shea and Tolman decided to form a co-op team, just like they have done the past three seasons in boys’ swimming, and compete in Division III. “... more

Clippers’ lacrosse team steps up to D-I

After taking D-II title last year, Cumberland faces state’s elite squads with young roster
CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland High boys’ lacrosse team could have used another season or two in Division II. Sure, the Clippers won the Division II championship last season and reached the D-II finals... more

Seniors spark Mount’s softball team's successful run in Div. II

MSC sports 4-1 mark, faces iron of division next week
WOONSOCKET – For someone who has coached high school softball in the state’s elite division for a couple of decades, Cliff Matthews was not pleased to see his Mount Saint Charles Academy team drop... more

Sentinels swing into D-I season

Ex-Smithfield, RIC standout Reddy takes over as boys’ tennis coach
SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield High boys’ tennis team is welcoming back a familiar face to the program this spring, as Smithfield High alumnus and former junior varsity coach Julie Reddy has taken over... more

North Smithfield baseball team makes most of move to Div. III

Veteran ballclub breaks out to 5-0 start
CENTRAL FALLS – It’s still hard to believe, but it’s true: Three years after reaching the Division II championship series, the North Smithfield High baseball team is playing in Division III. A sharp... more

Cougars softball team receives rude welcome back to Division I

Win over Villa Novans highlights North Providence's 1-3 start
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Opening its Division I schedule with four games in a five-day stretch was not a favorable way for the North Providence High softball team to return to the RIIL’s elite division... more

Despite 1-3 start, Raiders keep the faith

Baseball team tops Hope for first D-III win
PAWTUCKET – Despite suffering an 11-1 loss to Rogers last Thursday afternoon at Max Read Field that dropped their Division III record to 0-3, the members of the Shea High baseball team continued to... more

Chieftains seek return to softball playoffs

Ponaganset opens D-II schedule with 1-2 record
NORTH SCITUATE – Despite watching its season get off to a late start and its first three games get postponed by bad weather, the Ponaganset High softball team finally kicked off its Division II... more

Lincoln’s Leahy earns Bassmaster All-State Fishing Team accolade

LINCOLN – Lincoln High junior Jordon Leahy, who fishes competitively across the state, was recently one of 69 student-anglers from 40 different states to earn a spot on the Bassmaster High School All... more

Barracudas make waves at national meet

Swimmers break six team records, establish 24 personal-best times at Boys & Girls Club championships
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Six swimmers from the North Providence Barracudas youth swim team brought out some of their best performances of the season at the Boys & Girls Club National Championships... more

Reilly, Muschiano lead local runners at Boston Marathon

CUMBERLAND – Former Cumberland High All-State runner Jason Reilly and Cumberland resident Mike Muschiano brought out their best on Monday and were the top local finishers at the 121st running of the... more

Cumberland Youth Lacrosse Association opens season

Boys’ 5-6 teams highlight weekend with lopsided victories over Cranston
CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Youth Lacrosse Association kicked off its spring season on Saturday at Diamond Hill Park and on athletic complexes throughout the state, and several CYLAX teams came away... more

CYBSL Opening Day parade, ceremonies take place Saturday

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Youth Baseball/Softball League will hold its Opening Day parade and ceremonies on Saturday, with the parade leaving Quaker Lane at 9 a.m. and heading down Nate Whipple... more

Osborne puts end to losing streak with upset victory at CES MMA 43

BEVERLY, Mass. – North Providence’s Andrew Osborne picked up one of the biggest victories of his mixed martial arts career when he upset previously unbeaten lightweight prospect Connor Barry by... more

Deadline to submit applications for CYBSL scholarships is Friday

CUMBERLAND – With the success of its 6th annual golf tournament held last September, and due to the generosity of the golfers and many local companies and residents that sponsored the event, the... more

Woonsocket’s Lanctot, Vargulish lead locals at Boston Marathon

BOSTON – A handful of local runners took part in Monday afternoon’s 121st running of the Boston Marathon, with two Woonsocket residents, Jim Lanctot and Adam Vargulish, leading the pack with times... more

Palmer, Hagerty lead Pawtucket runners at Boston Marathon

BOSTON – Jake Palmer delivered a masterful performance in his first time running the Boston Marathon on Monday, as the 28-year-old Pawtucket resident completed the 121st running of the legendary 26.2... more

Whalers excel at SENECY, New England meets

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket YMCA Whalers boys’ and girls’ swim team wrapped up its season with impressive performances at last month’s SENECY (Southeastern New England Cluster of YMCAs) Championships... more

Gridiron Club names Smithfield’s Pinault III-A Lineman of Year

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Smithfield High junior Zach Pinault, a lineman on the Sentinels’ football team, received the Division III-A Lineman of the Year award at the Providence Gridiron Club’s 24th annual... more

Scituate Police IBPO Local 502 golf tournament takes place June 2

SCITUATE – The inaugural Scituate Police IBPO Local 502 Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, June 2, at 8 a.m., at the Quonset Point Golf Course on 615 Callahan Road in North Kingstown, and the... more

Angell, McDaniel, Shea enjoy solid races at Boston Marathon

BOSTON – Chepachet’s Warren Angell and Smithfield’s Steve McDaniel and Caitlin Shea turned in outstanding performances at Monday’s 121st running of the Boston Marathon. The 53-year-old Angell, who... more

Smithfield’s Mattson breaks another track record at Bentley

NEW LONDON, Conn. – After breaking school records five times during the indoor season, Smithfield’s Stephanie Mattson, a sophomore on the Bentley University women’s outdoor track and field team,... more